Tennis Twitter in Shock After Yet Another Friendly Display of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Published 09/19/2021, 8:42 AM EDT
LONDON – JULY 3: Maria Sharapova of Russia poses with her trophy after she won against Serena Williams of USA (R) in the ladies final match at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship on July 3, 2004 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in LondonSharapova won 6-1 6-4. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


Over the years, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have been two prominent names in the tennis community. These two athletes have contributed immensely to the women’s game. They took the sport on a global scale and made it popular amongst the millennials.

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Recently, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova met at the Met Gala 2021. It was a rare sight to see these two rivals bond with each other. Over the years, they have been involved in some classic matches. However, there have been some interesting Twitter reactions from fans when they came across each other last week. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 27: Maria Sharapova of Russia and Serena Williams of the USA pose with their trophies after the women’s final match on day thirteen of the Australian Open 2007 at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Here are some of the interesting and amusing reactions from fans on the Williams and Sharapova reunion:

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PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 08: Serena Williams of United States of America lifts the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen next to Maria Sharapova of Russia after victory in the Women’s Singles Final match during day fourteen of French Open at Roland Garros on June 8, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have represented tennis 

Over the years, Williams and Sharapova have been involved in several matches. However, their first meeting was a memorable match. It was at the Wimbledon Championships in 2004, when a 17-year-old Maria knocked out the former World No.1 Serena Williams in the final. 

Unfortunately, after that meeting, the Russian tennis star never registered a win against the dominant American legend. In 2020, Sharapova called it a day. However, she is still fond of the sport and was last seen attending the men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev in New York last week. It was great for fans to see these two rivals bond during their time off the tennis courts. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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